Showing posts from May, 2014

Biafra: How Could Anyone Forget The Genocide

Children were starved to death. Women were raped to death. Pregnant women's bellies were cut open with knives. People were killed in a barbaric fashion. The dead were counted in millions. Humanity was lost in Nigeria and its restoration will take ages.

My Biafran Eyes by Okey Ndibe

    Today is the 47th anniversary of the declaration of the sovereign state of Biafra. The struggle failed ultimately, but Nigeria apparently learnt no lessons--in justice or nation-building. To mark the day, Okey Ndibe wrote a piece on his childhood memories of that war

Sudan Woman faces death for Apostasy

A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy after she left Islam and married a Christian man. "We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death," the judge told the woman, AFP reports.

Nyanya Bombing Suspect Arrested in Sudan

  A ‘mastermind’ of the April 14 bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja, has been arrested, an official has said. The coordinator, Joint Information Centre on Chibok girls, Mike Omeri, said at a joint news conference on Wednesday that Interpol operatives arrested Aminu Ogwuche, a former Nigerian soldier with service number SVC 95/104, in Sudan.

Insecurity: 150 Chadians, Nigeriens, Malians deported from Warri

The illegal immigrants arrested in Warri, Delta State, and environs on Monday were early Tuesday morning deported to their respective countries by officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service.

200 Boko Haram Insurgents Killed in Kala Balge by Villagers

Almost 200 suspected members of the Boko Haram were killed today by residents of  Rann, the headquarters of Kala-Balge local government area in north eastern part of  Borno State, officials and locals from the area said.

Send US Forces to Nigeria to Rescue Abducted Girls, With or Without Permission- Senator McCain

The United States should send in special forces to rescue the hundreds of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram—whether the Nigerian government gives permission or not, according to Sen. John McCain.

The Jonathans: There is God oo!!! by Michael Egbejumi-David

I watched Mrs Jonathan’s meeting on Channels TV and came away with more than mixed feelings. As I watched this important gathering that Mrs Jonathan had pulled together on the back of lack of results in the case of the abducted school girls of Chibok in Borno State, my immediate impression was that, chai, with the right handling, this lady could be a good leader.  And since we are already being led, or must be led by a Jonathan, we are probably being governed by the wrong one. 

VIDEO: Boko Haram Video Claims To Show Missing Girls

A new video issued by Islamist militants, Boko Haram claims to show some of the nearly 300 schoolgirls missing in Nigeria, who the group's leader says have converted to Islam. AFP reported that Boko Haram's leader said the girls would not be released until members of the terror group being held in prison are freed.

Rumoured Kidnap of School Kids in Abuja Was Armed Robbery - NSCDC

The rumoured kidnap of school children in the Nigerian capital on Tuesday morning was a case of armed robbery, this piece of infromation is being reported by online news medium PREMIUM TIMES. It said an official of The Vine kiddies academy, the school in Nyanya area of Abuja where the students were alleged to have been kidnapped, confirmed that an empty school bus was seized at gun point. He said there were no students in the bus when it was seized. It adds that the deputy commandant general (operations) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Evans Ewurum, also confirmed the incident. There was panic in Nyanya, Kurudu, and other communities on the outskirts of Abuja as parents rushed to schools to pick their wards. Many government schools in the areas were later shut, from parents who waited at the gates, to avoid a stampede.

VIDEO: Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Abduction of Chibok School Girls

The leader of Boko Haram sect, Imam Abubakar Shekau, released a video on Monday 5th May 2014 in which he claimed responsibility for abducting over 200 school girls of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state (North East Nigeria) and said he will soak all Nigerian soil with Christian blood, and Muslims opposing the sect, whom he described as infidels.

VIDEO: First Lady Patience Jonathan Weeps for Chibok Girls

Nigeria's First lady, Patience Jonathan weeps at a reconvened security meeting with women and women groups in state House, Abuja.

#BringBackOurGirls Rally Hits Lagos

Rights activists, religious leaders and community organizers including Lagos civil rights lawyer, Femi Falana and his wife, Funmi, headlined another protest in Lagos today to demand the release of high school girls abducted by Boko Haram militants in Borno. The rally held at the Lagos State government secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja Lagos. (Sahara Reporters )